Isola d' Ischia Travel Guide
Isola d' Ischia
Santa Maria del Socorsso
warm friendly people, kinda a party town (hated that) lol, beautiful, relatively inexpensive, very relaxing
If you can do not visit Ischia during August...
In a nutshell
In Naples there is more than just pizza!
Giardini Poseidon : the modern thermae
I "Giardini Poseidon" or "Poseidon's Gardens" are a park of balneotherapy located on Ischia Island. There, you will be able to relax with the technics invented already by the Romans. In fact, the park has 22 pools with different temperatures from 20 to 40° celsius.You can...
Very Busy Beach
Spiaggia San Francesco is a long, busy beach located just outside Forio. It is a fairly long walk from the main road (and the bus stop) but it the walk is along a flat surface. 90% of the beach is pay-per-use (€3 per day for umbrella and sun chair), and the remaining 10% is...
Spiaggia dell'Inglese was one of the nicest beaches I visited on the island. It was very secluded and was 90% free [the other ten percent was pay-per-use lounge chairs with umbrellas]. It is a ten minute walk downhill, watch for the signs as you take the bus from Ischia to...
Da Ciccio: The finest food in Ischia
For my money, the best food in Ischia is made by Ciccio Buono and his son, Guido, at Da Ciccio in Ischia Ponte. Amazingly simple dishes, cooked in the most traditional ways, using fresh tomatoes, garlic, chilli, capers and olive oil and, of course, the local catch from the...
Chalet Primavera: Wonderful pasta and fresh seafood!
It is a wooden house on the seaside. There are tables outside and inside (very few it is better to make a reservation). The view outside is more than special!
Spaghetti with clams and a fabulous bottle of fresh white wine Greco di Tufo or local white wine.
Once you are there
Once you arrive in Ischia off the boat, you will have no trouble getting around. There is a small bus system that loops around the island continuously. It cost 1,20 euro for a 90 minute ticket which you validate on the bus. It would seem that residents, especially old and...
Rent a moke!
We decided to rent a moke for about 30 Euros per day on a whim. Let me tell you, the experience in itself was worth so much more! It's hard to take yourself seriously as you drive around in one of these vehicles... Trust me! If you don't believe me, ask me to tell you the...
Lacco Ameno Ischia: Levis in Italy
Window shopping along the street, nothing was open, maybe it was Sunday or maybe it was siesta.
Not jeans or at least not levis
Levi's jeans for 85 euro, at the time that amounted to $110.00!
condom machines: Birth control everywhere
I suppose mens bathrooms have condom machines here in the U.S. but I don't see them. It seemed very funny to see stuck to the side of buildings everywhere these machines. No wonder they have such a low birth rate.
Did not examine that closely.
don't kill yourself mountain biking
mountain biking on ischia is great but it is an "extreme sport".
Don't bother trying to follow the route described in tip 2 i just wrote unless either you are an expert biker or you are tired of life, especially if you are going to try the decend from serra to maronti beach.
I'm not joking, I knew a rider in Naples who was killed on trails like this.
Dsc brakes tend to overheat and the gravel on the grounf makes for extreme biking conditions, not to mention the cliffs.
So, don't try this at home, kids !
Written Nov 4, 2007
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be cautious with taxi's
Be cautious with the local taxi drivers. They all charge exorbitant prices which they're usually prepared to lower by half at least if you argue a bit. There will be much emphatic gesturing, lies about how far it is, comments about yourself, then they'll capitulate and take...
missed our bus but it was ok
If you take the bus to Fontana to take the hike to the highest point on the island, Mt Epomeo, right across the street from the bus stop is a coffee shop. His name was Sylvio, and he was a cute older Italian man who practically drug us into the shop for a cappucino. Ok the...
mountain biking around sant'angelo
Found an interesting MTB route this time.To follow this route, take the following directions:-Cycle down the main Panza- S. Angelo road.At a certain point, you cross a small bridge and there is a garage on your left.continue on towards s angelo, trying not to run any...
mountain biking on ischia
It's a bit too vertical and rocky for any decent mountain biking however the roads are mountainous so you can have quite a decent ride if you stick to the asphalt.It is possible to take several of the tracks leading up the volcano from serra fontana and there is a good ridge...
Scenic view from Serrara Fontana
Serrara Fontana is a tiny village on the island of Ischia, just below Mount Epomeo. It's about 500 metres on the sea level and from one of it edges there's a beautiful view on the southern coast of the island, including Capri on your left hand side and sometimes (when the...
Lost in the Jungle...
I'm not really sure how my friend and I ended up in this park. We were looking for shops and found ourselves in the middle of a park with huge plants and trees. Sorry I don't know the name of it or how we got there...
Mt Epomeo highest point on Ischia
Wait for a clear day, if it started raining or was foggy this would not be a pleasant experience. 789 meters high you take a bus to the last town of Fontana and hike about 50 minutes UP at 10%grade. Near the top the path narrows to troughs for the water to drain and for a short distance you are walking in a very narrow canyon or crevice that I had visions of flash flood wipeout. The views from the top though are incredible, all around the perimeter of the island you can see Capri, Sorrento, Procida, Ischia Ponte and everything in between.
Equipment: Bring a jacket and a lightweight t-shirt as you will need them both. It is very windy at the top. Good shoes would be helpful, and a good camera is a must.
Written Nov 20, 2004
Address: Island of Ischia go up!
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This Borough spreads from the sea to the top of Mount Epomeo, a height of 789 meters. It has several areas, including Sant’Angelo. This pedestrian village is at the top of Sant’Angelo and has typically colorful houses and narrow streets reaching out over the sea.
Barano is in the south-west of the island and includes many villages that have a strong, independent cultural identity, such as, for example, Buonopane and Piedimonte. A traditionally farming community, Barano is known for the fertility of its soil and for the many fumaroles...
Ischia is the largest town on the island and is divided into Ischia Ponte, the older part, and Ischia Porto Choose from among the hotels on Ischia that best suit your needs and take at least two days to visit the town, discovering its artistic beauty and walking along the...
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